Wednesday, November 6, 2013

ISWG, Jay Noel, Crystal Collier

Today, in the first week of NaNo, it's easy to write what I’m insecure about. When I first decided to do NaNo this year, I decided I wouldn’t make the same mistakes I had made in the past. Instead of just rushing through, writing as many words I could, I would make sure I wrote the right words. I knew that would take more time but for me I decided that was best. That was all well and good until NaNo started. Now I’m not saying I changed my philosophy, I haven’t. I’m still focused on quality over quantity, but I must say the ugly green envy monster comes out a bit every time I put in my days word count and the NaNo machine tells me I’ll finish sometime mid-December. I guess that’s just something I need to get over.

On a brighter note, Crystal Collier is featuring me on her blog today, you can see it here. Thanks Crystal!
On another bright note, I get to feature Jay Noel:

Dragonfly Warrior Blurb:
The Mechanica Wars: Savage Machines Are Afoot...
At the age of twenty, Kanze Zenjiro's bloody footprints mark the bodies of those who stood in his way to protect the throne of Nihon. Now, the tyrannical Iberian Empire is bent on destroying his kingdom, and they send their steam-powered giants and iron spiders against him.

Zen embarks on a quest that takes him on the most dangerous journey of his life. To succeed, Zen must live up to his nickname, the Dragonfly Warrior, and kill all his enemies with only a sword and a pair of six-guns. He is called upon to somehow survive a test of faith and loyalty in a world so cruel and merciless, it borders on madness.
Book Information: Dragonfly Warrior is a steampunk adventure like no other. It's a dynamic mix of Asian and European mythology, the Wild West, martial arts, traditional fantasy, and high powered steam action that will keep you turning the pages.
Dragonfly Warrior is the first book of The Mechanica Wars, and will debut on January 6, 2014.
Author Bio:
After doing some freelance writing and editing for more than a dozen years, Jay decided to stop procrastinating and pursue his dream of being a novelist. He's been blogging for over eight years, and even had a comedy podcast syndicated all over the internet. All of that was fun, but all the steampunk-inspired stories in his head just wouldn't leave him alone. Jay spends his days working in medical sales, but he can be found toiling over his laptop late at night when all is quiet.
He draws inspiration from all over: H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, and Isaac Asimov.

And Jay loves cookies.
Jay Noel's website:
Have you seen Jay's cover yet? Participating in NaNo? Visited Crystal to see what's my secret and what's my lie?